Dulles flight loses engine (Airbus 319 2/21/00)

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Tuesday, February 22, 2000; Page B03


Dulles Flight Loses Engine; No One Hurt

Passengers on United Airlines Flight 229 from Dulles International Airport to San Diego were shaken but unhurt last night after a blown engine forced an emergency landing in St. Louis.

Sparks were observed in the right engine after passengers heard two loud pops about 90 minutes after the Airbus 319 left Dulles shortly after 6 p.m. Passengers said the pilot announced soon afterward that the plane had blown an engine but that no one should panic.

"It was pretty remarkable, but no one did panic," a passenger said after the plane landed and was greeted by a fleet of emergency vehicles with their lights flashing. He said United was bringing in another plane to fly the passengers to San Diego.

-- Homer Beanfang (Bats@inbellfry.com), February 22, 2000


Escalation of problems ...
Would be nice for flyers to know exactly what all this means ...

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), February 22, 2000.

wow. wow. wow. how many is that for one day!!!!!??? the sleeping public has nery (how do you spell that?) a worry because they don't KNOW WHAT NO ONE IS NOT TELLING EM!!!!!

-- tt (cuddluppy@aol.com), February 22, 2000.

was it a P and W, Rolls or GE engine

or a kamasaki

-- sir richard (richard.dale@unum.co.uk), February 23, 2000.

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